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skootamattaschmidty
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# Posted: 16 Oct 2019 16:50
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So my wife and I have owned the cabin for 10 years now. In that time we closed in the back screened porch and installed a clawfoot tub and shower with on demand heating. We also built a log cabin sauna, with hot tub and built a bunkie for guests with outhouse using a composting toilet. We also installed a septic system, dug by hand and we built up the laneway with a load of gravel. All this we have done primarily for guests/family. We have done this because we enjoy inviting people up and having them a place to stay..
This summer was the first year we didnt have any major projects on the go. My wife and I were actually able to come up for 10 days in July by ourselves. When we were up we took the canoe out to a lake and I fancied a rig on the back to hook a trolling motor up.. now we aren't on a lake but have a beautiful river running through our property. The last 2 summers the river has been super low due to a damn higher up on the lakee. We ennjoy kayaking and canoeing but since the river was so low it was a dissappointment. While out on the canoe, I mentioned to my wife wouldn't it be nice to have a 14' aluminum boat with a 9.9hp motor to explore all the lakes nearby. Much to my surprise she was all for it. So I started looking and found a boat she would like and finally found something! Prior to buying the boat I did a search and there were 27 different lakes with public launches within a half hour drive of the cottage. So I pulled the chute and bought a small boat and we are looking forward to many years of exploring! This is a new chapter in our small cabin life and we are looking forward to it!!

skootamattaschmidty
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# Posted: 16 Oct 2019 19:38
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New toy!!
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paulz
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# Posted: 16 Oct 2019 20:20 - Edited by: paulz
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Congrats scoot! I lived on a river years ago, had a boat and no shortage of friends lol. Miss it.

Brettny
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# Posted: 17 Oct 2019 13:16
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The best days of a boat owners life is the day they buy it and the day they sell it.

I was over joyed the day i saw our boat being towed out of our driveway...by its new owner. Never again.

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 17 Oct 2019 13:31
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Nice! Born and raised on the south shore waters of L.I.,N.Y. and now live in RI and run to the mountains of VT to my property whenever I can. I've had my share of boats over the years, big and small. And although Brettny speaks the truth, the small skiffs with a small outboard such as what you have are the best. Have fun exploring!

skootamattaschmidty
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# Posted: 17 Oct 2019 15:23
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Thanks guys! We are really looking forward to it next year! I figure the small amount I spent for it, if we dont use it, I can sell for as much as I paid! The motor runs great and everything is in good shape! Just another option for up here!

Sprinkler Guy
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# Posted: 17 Oct 2019 18:56
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Quoting: gwindhurst
Nice! Born and raised on the south shore waters of L.I.,N.Y. and now live in RI and run to the mountains of VT to my property whenever I can. I've had my share of boats over the years, big and small. And although Brettny speaks the truth, the small skiffs with a small outboard such as what you have are the best. Have fun exploring!


Hey whatvtown are you from? I live on the south fork.

gwindhurst
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# Posted: 18 Oct 2019 06:41
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Grew up two canals over from the Nautical Mile in Freeport. Moved out in ‘86 to South Kingstown, RI and have property in Windsor County, VT

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